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The Iron Triangle (1989)

R | | Drama, War | 24 January 1989 (USA)
Based on the diary of an unknown Viet Cong soldier, this film provides a sympathetic look at a Viet Cong soldier who protected a captured American soldier whom he believed did not kill him ... See full summary »

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Eric Weston

Writers:

Marshall Brutus Drazen (narration written by) (as Marshall Drazen), John A. Bushelman | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Beau Bridges ... Capt. Keene
Haing S. Ngor ... Col. Tuong, NVA
Liem Whatley ... Ho
Johnny Hallyday ... Jacques
Jim Ishida ... Khoi
Ping Wu ... Pham
Jack Ong ... Shen
Sophie Trang Sophie Trang ... Lai
Arsenio 'Sonny' Trinidad Arsenio 'Sonny' Trinidad ... Thuy
Iilana B'tiste Iilana B'tiste ... Khan Li
Bobby McGee ... Joop
Richard Weygint Richard Weygint ... Swan
Allan Moore Allan Moore ... Murphy
Joe Seely Joe Seely ... Grover (as Joseph Seely)
François Chau ... Capt. Duc, ARVN
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Based on the diary of an unknown Viet Cong soldier, this film provides a sympathetic look at a Viet Cong soldier who protected a captured American soldier whom he believed did not kill him when the American had the opportunity. Written by John Sacksteder <Jsack@ka.net>

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Drama | War

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 January 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A vasháromszög-akció See more »

Filming Locations:

Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia See more »

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Dolby

Color:

Color
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The quadrature of the triangle.
6 August 2002 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

Although not that much original(see Boorman's "hell in the pacific"),this was an interesting subject,this meeting between an American soldier and a Vietnamese.But their dialog hardly exceeds ten minutes (all scenes put together that is):besides they are triteness itself.Besides,it's hard to swallow the fact that everybody speaks English,even the Vietnamese between them.The seventeen years old Ho speaks fluent English himself ,that's great comfort for his prisoner Beau Bridges.This good actor is totally wasted in this bomb.

The screenplay is completely incoherent,featuring characters who do not help at all:the propagandist woman (yes the land will go back to the people)and her French(!) bodyguard ,a legionnaire played by French pop star Johnny Hallyday-who quotes Renaissance King François Premier no less:" tout est perdu fors l'honneur"(all is lost except for honor)". Why did he land up here ? Simply because his ex-wife's husband,Tony Scotti is the producer of the movie.

In the end ,Bridges discovers that ,behind or in front of a gun,there's a man.(sic)


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